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    Wink difference!

    what is the difference between essay and composition?
    Is this sentence correct?
    Swampy areas are suffused with flora.
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    Re: difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by samfat33 View Post
    what is the difference between essay and composition?
    Is this sentence correct?
    Swampy areas are suffused with flora.
    Our main concern is to provide the students with quality education.
    An essay is a short piece of writing on a subject.
    A composition can mean an essay written in school. To describe a piece of writing say in a book or magazine as a composition would probably insult the writer.

    First of all, suffuse is a $5 word to me. That is, very few people know the actual meaning of this word. So it is too complicated for normal writing. I had to look up its meaning myself and it means a spreading of color or moisture not spreading of plants. So unless you are being poetic when using this sentence, it is not the correct usage of the word.

    A better sentence would be

    Swampy areas are filled with flora.

    I am not certain you wanted the last sentence evaluated (seems like a mission statement for your school) but it is a very good sentence.

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    Re: difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post

    First of all, suffuse is a $5 word to me. That is, very few people know the actual meaning of this word. So it is too complicated for normal writing. I had to look up its meaning myself and it means a spreading of color or moisture not spreading of plants. So unless you are being poetic when using this sentence, it is not the correct usage of the word.
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    Re: difference!

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    An essay is a short piece of writing on a subject.
    A composition can mean an essay written in school. To describe a piece of writing say in a book or magazine as a composition would probably insult the writer.

    First of all, suffuse is a $5 word to me. That is, very few people know the actual meaning of this word. So it is too complicated for normal writing. I had to look up its meaning myself and it means a spreading of color or moisture not spreading of plants. So unless you are being poetic when using this sentence, it is not the correct usage of the word.

    A better sentence would be

    Swampy areas are filled with flora.

    I am not certain you wanted the last sentence evaluated (seems like a mission statement for your school) but it is a very good sentence.
    Absolutely . Some more information on usage of the word suffuse is provided by the URL Definition of suffuse - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.

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